Trio face ecstasy charges after bust

Last updated 08:18 22/12/2012

Relevant offers

Crime

'Heroic' attempt to save children National treasure thefts considered before fraudsters settled on war medals Fresh hope for unsolved cold cases is on its way as the DNA profile bank turns 20 Car thief caught after spectacular police pursuit Burglars steal war veteran's medals days before Anzac Day Police in Anzac security boost after jihadist video Joker rapist gets 10 years jail Two sentenced for violent assault after Mike's Oktoberfest beer festival Hauraki crash victim named Teen arrested over Anzac cross vandalism

Three Wellington men are facing serious drug charges after a drug-lab bust.

The 22-year-olds from the Hutt Valley and Wellington will appear in the Wellington District Court today.

The site, which police secured for examination in yesterday's bust, was believed to be used to make ecstasy.

Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Leitch said it was a full-scale commercial operation.

"The lab included powder, pills, chemicals and equipment including a pill press which police believe has been used to manufacture ecstasy," he said.

"We believe it was set up to distribute thousands of pills at upcoming music festivals over the New Year period."

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content